Saamy Square is an action masala movie, stars Vikram in the dual role. A sequel to the 2003 cult action film Saamy which is also remade in Hindi as Policegiri and in Kannada as Ayya. Written and directed by Hari and produced by Shibu Thameens. It stars with Aishwarya Rajesh and Keerthi Suresh as the female leads alongside Prabhu, Bobby Simha, and Soori in supporting roles. Here is our Saamy Square Movie Review
Saamy Square Movie Review
Saamy Square is one more masala, predictable and sometimes regressive Hari’s movie. Hari is known for making such masala drama mostly based on cops. Saamy is the second movie franchise from Hari after Singam. Singam not only successful in the south Indian circuit but also given a Bollywood Franchise starring Ajay Devgn and directed by Rohit Shetty.
By a cliched Hari’s movie means it consists of over the top action, badass villain, high voltage background music which brings goosebumps and not to forget about the family sentiments. Hari worked as an assistant under National Award-winning director K Balachander, who altered Tamil cinema in the 70s and ruled it up until the early 90s from his art.
I am not saying that masala movies are a senseless or nor artistic. But in Hari’s movie, there is nothing he wants to convey in his such strong medium like cinema. Singam and Saamy when they came first these are new and said strongly about the duty of a cop. But when it is predictable it became less interesting that’s how I felt about Saamy² and the other movies of Singam franchise.
The movie is made for a niche audience that likes to be told in today’s time. Now the attitude of the audience has changed, now they want well-conceived film along with a strong star cast. The care taken by the makers has do is more like the early 2000s film. If you check the Telugu directors like Vamsi Paidyapali and Koratala Siva has done some excellent variations in such masala genres. But in Tamil mainstream directors has not attempted yet like strongly.
The story of Saamy²
Saamy 2 begins from where Saamy (2003) ends, with inspector Aarusaamy in charge of a freshly goonda-free Tirunelveli. The movie though revolves around Ram Saamy, his son Ravana Pichai, who somehow keep the memories of his father, and learning that his father has been murdered by Aarusaamy and comes to India from Sri Lanka to take his revenge.
Director – Hari Producer – Shibu Thameens Writer – Hari Music Director – Devi Sri Prasad Cinematographer – Priyan, Venkatesh Anguraj Editor – V. T. Vijayan, T. S. Jay Production Company – Thameens Films Language – Tamil, Telugu (dubbed)
Talking about the Technical Aspects of Saamy Square it’s routine in every aspect. While the only creatively nice person for the movie is Background Music which makes the routine drama interesting. Editing and Cinematography are routined as Hari’s movie but the camera works looks amateur as possible. Action scenes which look not only routine but out date. One more talked about thing about the movie will be its dialogues. Devi Sri Prasad’s music is good as its same from his previous work. He has to still work more for creating albums like 1 Nenokkadine and Arya as he did in Telugu Industry.. VFX is so tacky it looks very bad in times where we witness movies like 24 and Tik Tik Tik made in the same or less budget than Saamy Square.
Performance of all the actors are good, and its credit goes to the writer for creating the two such powerful lead characters for Chiyaan Vikram and the antagonist Bobby Simha. But, the Keerthi Suresh character didn’t work at all this might be the reason for why Trisha Krishnan left out. After the success of Mahanati, this is sure not that her fans want to see.
Watch The Trailer of Saamy Square
Highlights of Saamy Square
Vikram and Bobby Simha’s Performance
Limitations of Saamy Square
Weakly Written Female Character
Last Words For Saamy Square
Saamy Square is a big disappointment in many ways except for Vikram’s powerful performance and a couple of good dialogues. Even when you go with no expectations, you’ll still be disappointed. If you are a person who loved and owned the first film, better skip this one. Only Watch Saamy Square to creating the moments of Saamy previous installment without expectation otherwise it will be ruined.